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Ukraine Fire Near Chernobyl Disaster Site Brought Under Control

Firefighters in Ukraine on Tuesday brought a forest fire under control that spread within 20 kilometers (12 miles) of the Chernobyl plant, the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

Authorities suspect it was an arson attack because the blaze, which spread over 400 hectares (988 acres), came from several sources, according to Interior Minister Arsen Avakov. Firefighting aircraft dropped water to battle the fire, which was being fueled by strong winds.